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Forest and Conservation Workers

Forest and Conservation Workers


Training and Education

Moderate-term on-the-job training is useful when pursuing this career. Among employees, 22% graduated from college with 4 year degrees. 15% of people working as forest and conservation workers went to college but did not obtain a degree. 63% of workers completed high school but did not pursue a college education.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Employees that work part-time represent 17% of the total in 2008. Forest and conservation workers who work for themselves represent about 14% of the total.


Area Job Conditions

Finding jobs for employees may be easier in Salinas (California), Salem (Oregon), and San Diego (California), and the most challenging in Boise (Idaho), Chicago (Illinois), and Boston (Massachusetts).

The pay for these jobs is highest in Chicago (Illinois), Boston (Massachusetts), and Boise (Idaho) and lowest in Salem (Oregon), Salinas (California), and San Diego (California).


Video Overview

A brief introduction to the work of forest and conservation workers. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below *. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

State City / Region Typical Salary Salary Range Job Count % of All Jobs
AL Birmingham – Hoover $49,190 $41K – $89K 30 0.01%
AR Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway $47,140 $34K – $71K 40 0.01%
AZ Phoenix – Mesa – Glendale $53,860 $36K – $72K 60 0.00%
CA Los Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area) $63,820 $37K – $89K 50 0.00%
CA Redding $66,380 $48K – $99K 40 0.06%
CA Sacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville $42,440 $30K – $87K 240 0.03%
CA San Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area) $79,750 $44K – $93K N/A N/A
CO Denver – Aurora – Broomfield $55,440 $39K – $78K 30 0.00%
CO Fort Collins – Loveland $47,710 $26K – $72K 100 0.08%
CT Hartford – West Hartford – East Hartford $75,630 $59K – $80K 50 0.01%
DC Washington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area) $74,980 $41K – $120K 60 0.00%
FL Jacksonville $37,910 $32K – $67K 30 0.01%
ID Coeur d’Alene, ID $49,870 $39K – $98K 50 0.09%
IL Chicago – Joliet – Naperville (Metro Area) $64,760 $52K – $89K 100 0.00%
MA Boston – Cambridge – Quincy (Metro Area) $61,340 $49K – $73K 50 0.00%
MN Duluth $57,410 $41K – $81K 150 0.12%
MN Minneapolis – St. Paul – Bloomington $64,050 $44K – $79K 140 0.01%
MO St. Louis $78,680 $47K – $94K N/A N/A
MT Missoula $47,460 $38K – $69K 40 0.08%
NC Raleigh – Cary $56,610 $40K – $75K 30 0.01%
NM Albuquerque $41,680 $32K – $71K 30 0.01%
NY New York – White Plains – Wayne (Metro Area) $54,390 $49K – $60K 40 0.00%
NY Rochester $34,750 $31K – $55K N/A N/A
OR Corvallis $57,660 $42K – $74K 40 0.13%
OR Eugene – Springfield $61,690 $48K – $86K 80 0.06%
OR Portland – Vancouver – Hillsboro $60,970 $48K – $87K 100 0.01%
OR Salem $60,980 $50K – $77K 60 0.04%
PA Pittsburgh $54,820 $49K – $60K N/A N/A
WA Seattle – Bellevue – Everett (Metro Area) $54,780 $42K – $76K 90 0.01%
WI Green Bay $54,750 $45K – $70K 40 0.02%
WI Madison $50,410 $37K – $70K 40 0.01%
WI Milwaukee – Waukesha – West Allis $58,450 $49K – $72K 60 0.01%

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